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More Evidence That ADHD Drugs Don't Curb Ultimate Height

Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.

Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract

Amazon has thousands of workers in Germany and many are unhappy that they're classified as lower-paid logistics workers. The company says they're well compensated for unskilled labor.

Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.

Open Elections Ruled Out In Hong Kong; Potential Showdown Looms

China's legislature is limiting reforms in Hong Kong, drawing battle lines in what opposition groups warned would be clashing visions of the political future of the region and of China.

Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen

Gabrielle Nuki hopes to be a doctor someday. So when the 16-year-old found out that she could work as a fake patient helping to train medical students, she jumped at the chance.

U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Near Besieged Iraqi Town

American and other forces have launched an offensive to aid the town of Amerli, surrounded by Islamic militants for more than two months and desperately short on food and clean water.

Hong Kong Activists Protest China's Control Of Leadership Vote

People in the former British colony are angered that a vote for the territory's next chief executive will be from a list of candidates hand-pickled by Beijing.

Gaza's Shattered Airport, Once A Symbol Of Sovereignty

The sad spectacle of Gaza's bombed-out airport doesn't deter Palestinians from hoping to someday have another airport of their own.

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

The Salmon Cannon: Easier Than Shooting Fish Out Of A Barrel

Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.

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